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Rosemarie Meradith – Updated

Memorial services for 77-year old Rosemarie Meradith of Chadron, NE, are Sat, Dec 31, 2022, at 2:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

A private family burial will be held at a later date. It’s the time between these two dates that attest to how Rosemarie lived her life.

Supporting Missionaries on the Mission Field was a passion for Rosemarie. Many of her cousins served and still serve as missionaries today.

Because of that please consider a memorial to Open Door for Missions, so the gospel can be preached around the world. Donations may be mailed to: Open Door Church, 1350 Table Road, Chadron, NE, 69337 or the Chadron branch of FNBO – The First National Bank of Omaha. 

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Rosemarie Scott Meradith was born on February 13,1945 in Chadron, NE to Edward “Bud” and Ruth (Neeland) Scott. She went home to meet her Savior on December 26, 2022, after a short bout with Cancer.

Rosemarie grew up with her two brothers on a Registered Herford Ranch on Cottonwood Creek, She always said she lived in the prettiest part of the world. Along with her brothers, she was blessed to grow up with girl cousins that she considered more like sisters.

Rosemarie spent her days learning to cook, sew, and play the piano, as well as work in the fields or with the cattle. It didn’t matter if it was an indoor or outdoor task, she was capable to do either. It was on the ranch that she learned to drive fast, work hard, and serve others by helping them.

At the young age of 5, Rosemarie took Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. From that day forward, Rosemarie lived her life for the Lord.

After attending Cottonwood School until 8th grade, her high school years were spent at Chadron High. During those years, she boarded in town with her grandparents to be close to school.

Upon completion of high School, Rosemarie took the huge step of moving to St. Paul, MN to attend St Paul Bible College, where she earned her BA in Religious Education. During her college years, she especially enjoyed being part of the music program and honed her piano skills even more.

While Rosemarie was in college in Minnesota, a cute neighbor boy, Gary Meradith, began working as a hired man for her parents.

The two began to get to know each other when Rosemarie was home from college, and it led to a proposal. They were married June 29th, 1969 and had a marriage of 54 years. It wasn’t long into their marriage that Uncle Sam took Gary away to Vietnam, but when he returned, the little family started growing, first adding Brenda Joy and two years later Monica Marie.

Gary and Rosemarie dedicated their lives to Farming/Ranching, first in Hereford, CO, and then on their beloved place on the Table, south of Chadron. It was there they spent 44 years working together in the wheat and alfalfa fields and raising cattle and sheep.

They also dedicated much of their time to the Open Door Church, which Rosemarie had attended since a childhood. There wasn’t a job too small for her to take care of and she served others through teaching Sunday School, being the church pianist, cooking, and cleaning. She never let a special occasion go unnoticed without sending a card. Serving others was her way of showing God’s love to her community.

After raising her children, Rosemarie became an Admissions Clerk at Chadron Community Hospital. For 22 years, she was the smiling face that welcomed patients and visitors and made everyone feel taken care of. When she retired from the hospital, it meant she could return full-time to the ranch, which she loved.

Rosemarie’s favorite job was being a Grandma to her 5 grandchildren. She helped guide them into the amazing people they are, by being their constant support. They knew she was their number one fan and was often their confidant, friend, and counselor when they needed it.

If being a Grandmother was the greatest job on earth, becoming a Great-Grandma this year was the icing on the cake. Quinn Rose (named after her Grandma), was a very bright spot in a really hard year for the Meradith Family. God, family, and work in that order define how Rosemarie served her Lord and Savior.

Rosemarie left behind, to miss her every day, her husband Gary Meradith; brother Jerry Scott of Lingle, WY; daughters Brenda (John) Morford, of Chadron, NE and Monica (Mark) Johnson of Minden, NE along with grandchildren Taylor (Jake) Cleveland, Telli Morford, Meredith, Mason and Morgan Johnson; and great-granddaughter Quinn Rose Cleveland.

Also mourning her are her nieces and nephews and her cousins, especially her closest cousin, Mary Lou Marshall. Her church family that was as close to her heart as her biological family will also feel the impact of her loss.

Preceding her in death were her parents Bud and Ruth Scott; grandparents Fred and Agnes Neeland and Walter and Pearl Scott; brother Robert; sister-in-law Kathy; and with numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Rosemarie Meradith.

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